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IconBuilder is a powerful filter for creating desktop, toolbar and image icons for use with Photoshop or Fireworks.
There are currently two upgrade options available depending on your original purchase and registration date.
PowerPC or Intel processor; Photoshop or Fireworks (CS3 or CS4.)
iPulse is a compact and clever application that monitors the inner workings of Mac OS X like CPU usage, RAM and more.
IconBuilder 8 is a completely new version written from the ground up with all new features and user interface.
The Mac version can convert icons from Windows to Mac and vice versa. There are some other Mac only features as well.
Simply create a .ico file, name the final file favicon.ico, and upload it to the root directory of your website.
iPulse requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.
Certainly! IconBuilder supports the creation of icon resources of any size up to and including 1024x1024 pixels.
Yes! IconBuilder supports the creation of both classic and modern Windows or .ico files from your Macintosh.
This problem is a bug in Tiger and is not related to IconBuilder. Try using our free IconExaminer app instead.
Yes, be sure to name individual layers, turn layer transparency on and view your work at multiple sizes.
Yes! Panic and the Iconfactory have created CandyBar, an app that makes customizing the Trash Can icon easy.
Pixadex is a Mac application that lets you organize your icons into collections to search them quickly and easily.
The "Create archive" feature in Mac OS X 10.3 and later can lead to problems and we recommend against using it.
Custom icons are a visual way to quickly identify and locate various files and folders on your computer's desktop.
There are really three parts to designing icons: concept, creation and construction. Read on to learn more.
Pixelpalooza went on hiatus after the 2004 contest due to the increasing long hours it created for the factory workers.
Most likely you are looking at icons that were created for the Classic Mac OS, and are missing the newer, larger resources.
Please consult the Tutorial that comes included with your IconBuilder download, or follow quick start guide here.
This grid is the Resource List and represents all the icon resources that can be compiled into a single icon.
These controls add and delete data from the Resource Grid. Consult the IconBuilder Tutorial for exact functions.
IconBuilder uses 8-bit resources when saving BMPs and GIFs and 32-bit resources for saving TIFFs and PNGs.
We recommend you consult the Tutorial that comes with the IconBuilder download to learn more about Open/Drop icons.
Be sure to set IconBuilder to save as a folder with a custom icon applied to it, or the Finder won't display it properly.
They represent the different types of downloads available for that set: iContainers, Mac format and Win format.
Many factors can prevent custom icons from being applied to Mac files or folders including locked items and more.
A .dmg is an OS X compressed, read-only disk image file popular for distributing software on the Mac platform.
Unfortunately creating icons for the Palm and other handheld devices is difficult and requires unique resources.
During the transition from Mac OS 9 to OS X, the way custom icons are stored on disks changed. Read on for more.
Yes, after creating a projector bundle you can change the Info.plist file so that CFBundleIconFile uses a .icns file.
Save as a resource file when incorporating into an application and as a folder for simple use on the Mac desktop.
Certain versions of the Mac Finder have a bug that prevents it from updating properly and showing icon changes.
Yes, there are many good reasons to update cicn resources to icon suites including millions of colors and transparency.
There are several important tips and tricks for developers working with Mac based icon resources. Read on for more.
Working with 32-bit icons in Cocoa and NIB-based Carbon applications, is surprisingly easy. Read on for more.
Older icon sets for Mac OS 9 can be found at our new file directory, but all future sets are OS X and Windows only.
A popular way to distribute your creations is via disk images. These steps will help you create your first Mac disk image.
Yes, adding a custom icon to a Mac disk image is easy. Please read on to learn the steps to perform this process.
Yes, but the trick is to make sure the picture you are adding is in a subfolder of the disk you are creating.
You may not have all icon resources in your icon file or your Finder may be caching old versions of the icon.
Follow the instructions in the full description to extract the pixels of the standard icon for manipulation in Photoshop.
Use Iconbuilder to create icons for cross-platform projects.
Instead of double-clicking the archive, Windows users need to right-click and select "Extract All..." to view icons.
The Iconfactory search engine is a great tool to help you find whatever you are looking for. We have associated keywords with all of the content available on the site. These keywords span icon sets, desktop pictures, iPulse Jackets, software products, support items, design services projects and even news page postings.
In order to make it easy for you to find what you are looking for, we have built some features into our search engine that allow you to customize your search: